The Allergy Becomes Aggravated In The Winter – Part 3 of 3
Before putting up your Christmas tree, spray it with a garden hose and remove all dust from your holiday decorations. Install high-efficiency furnace filters. They collar 30 times more allergens. Also make sure your furnace fan is always on. Keep your indoor humidity level between 30 percent and 40 percent – using a humidifier or dehumidifier – to frustrate mold growth.
Change humidifier water and filters according to manufacturer recommendations to avoid mold and bacteria contamination. Survey your building indoors and outdoors monthly to look for visible mold, and identify areas that are at high risk for mold formation. Examples include a pile of firewood close to the house or an parade-ground of the basement with a musty smell.